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Golden Circle & Glacier Super Jeep Tour

Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir and the beautiful Langjokull glacier

A rugged off-the-beaten-track approach to the classic highlights of Geysir, Gullfoss, Langjökull Glacier and Þingvellir!

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Visit the sites of the Golden circle in the comfort of a super jeep. Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area and Thingvellir national park -the most famous places in Iceland. An easy tour suitable for all ages.

  • Availability

    Dec. - May.

  • Duration

    ~ 10 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio

    1:16

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    29.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Langjokull Glacier
Included
Pick-up & drop off in Reykjavík
A Guided Tour of the Golden Circle
English Speaking Tour Guide
Super Jeep Safari
Free WiFi on Board Your Super Jeep

The trip then begins with a drive to our national park, Þingvellir. Þingvellir is a place of incredible natural and historical significance; a landscape of giant lakes and ancient lava fields, it is also Iceland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it was the founding site of the world’s oldest existing parliament (Alþingi, 930 AD).

Continuing on, we will drive to the serene Lake Laugarvatn and the geothermal area of the spouting Geysers. Iceland’s “Geysir” is known as one of four places on earth to regularly erupt up to 25 meters high! It was the first geothermal erupting area described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. From Geysir, we drive to the majestic Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall. After Gullfoss come the mighty Langjökull glacier, displaying its endless snowfields and panoramic views of south Iceland.


Return time

You will return to Reykjavík around 06:30 pm approximately


Pick-up Information

Pick up is from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.


Practical Information

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing depending on the weather at the time, waterproof pants and jacket, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.


How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

 

What should I wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

Iceland is known for colourful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.

Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend dressing in layers.  3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker.

Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.

Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflecting off of the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.

Do I need to bring a backpack on a glacier trip in Iceland?

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch and some extra clothing.

Can I bring my camera along on a glacier tour?

You can bring your camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

I am pregnant, can I still join a glacier hike?

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

Do I need to bring a lunch with me on the glacier tours?

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

What are crampons?

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures glacier tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on every glacier tour that we offer.

What equipment is provided when taking part on a Glacier Hike?

When glacier hiking you will be provided with an ice axe, harness and helmet. This will help you to complete the tour safely.

Why are there glaciers in Iceland?

When snow stays long enough in one place it turns to ice. Over long periods of time, the ice layers up becoming huge blocks called glaciers. As there is a lot of snow in Iceland,  it forms to create ginormous glaciers that sweep across huge masses of land. Iceland is home to Europe’s largest glacier named Vatnajökull. This Glacier Guide will also tell you everything you may want to know about Glaciers.

What if it is raining?

Rain is not uncommon in Iceland. However, we do not let the rain stop our tours. This is why having appropriate clothing is very important to keep you warm and dry. Nature is not something that we can control and therefore we need to adapt to the weather. If your safety is compromised by going on the tour, we will cancel and you will be fully refunded.

Where can I find more information to prepare me for my Glacier Hiking tour?

This guide to Glacier Hiking includes all the information you might need when preparing for a glacier hike.

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.

What sights will I see on the Golden Circle?

The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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Golden Circle & Glacier Super Jeep Tour | Average rating: 4.8/5 based on 11 customer reviews


"Best experience ever !" | 5 stars By Andreina 31/01/2018
the tour guide was super friendly and informative. We went to the golden circle and we’re given enough time to look around and take pictures. Everything was so beautiful. I went snow mobiling for the first time and it was one of my best experiences. They give you protective wear to keep you warm. I would def recommend this tour to anyone going to Iceland. It was by far the best tour we took.
"Snow mobiling on a glacier" | 5 stars By Radha Vallabhaneni 01/02/2018
Tour guide is absolutely determined to take us for snow mobiling on a glacier even in blizzard conditions . Effort was mind blowing. This is the company I recommend to anyone who want to go snow mobiling on a glacier.
"Amazing day" | 5 stars By Suzi 03/02/2018
We had such a amazing day, saw everything we wanted to. Snowmobile on glacier was even better than we expected it to be.
"Great tour" | 5 stars By Brian 06/02/2018
Really great tour, saw tons of stuff that included a waterfall, geysers and the snowmobile tour on the glacier. Our driver/guide was a lot of fun.
"Golden Circle and snow mobilling tour" | 4 stars By Fiona Crane 07/02/2018
The evening before our tour we received an email telling us that sadly due to weather conditions the snow mobilling had been cancelled, but an alternative of buggy riding was offered. We were collected at our pick up point on time and discovered en route that the road to Gullfoss was closed. Instead of the tour being cancelled, or sitting on a road in traffic awaiting the route opening, we were taken to the Perlan museum, which was great, as we had hoped to visit there whilst in Iceland and everyone on the tour seemed to enjoy it. Unfortunately after our visit, the road was still not open, so we were driven to the buggy site where everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves on this off road driving experience, can recommend! After this, we continued on our Golden Circle tour with the road now open and weather lifting and had a wonderful day. What we were impressed by with Arctic Adventures was the liaison between the guide and headquarters, so important with the quickly changing weather conditions of Iceland. The bus was extremely comfortable to travel in, good leg room, storage for bags and great visibility from your seat. There was also wifi and charging ports. Being in a group of less than 18, we felt we received a very personal service, could ask any questions we wanted and were offered plenty of toilet and refreshment stops along the way and if we really wanted to stop for an unscheduled photo stop, it was never a problem.We were so pleased we chose Arctic Adventures, both our tours with them were excellent.
"Fantastic tour" | 5 stars By Kylie Taylor 08/03/2018
Fantastic tour the snowmobiling was amazing!
"Day Like No Other" | 5 stars By Mark Graham 09/03/2018
This tour was outstanding and was exactly what we had hoped for from the website description. Of course, the glacier snowmobiling was a once-in-a lifetime experience. It's not for the faint of heart with respect to how windy and cold it can be. But you are in Iceland in the winter, so that shouldn't be surprising! This tour company is extremely professional and delivered upon their promise of a remarkable experience.
"Golden circle tour" | 4 stars By Alok Kothari 12/03/2018
We took this tour on 2nd March Our guide was very good and knowledgeable and gave us proper time for sight seeing . He drove very safely . We would like to go for this trip again with arctic . Same time we took another tour for two day south coast tour with arctics on 3rd and 4th March The guide Mika was pathetic . He was poor sense of timings on every sightseeing point. Later he took excuses and did not took us for Northern light tour though the sky was clear and chances of seeing was between 1 and 2 which is quite reasonable.He was treating us like students so this was totally waste of money with Mika. Arctic should not higher such guides who are new to country . He himself told us that he is in learning stage as only from two years he is doing this part time job . Hence I must blame to arctic who took our time and money for granted .
"The tour was really well organised" | 5 stars By Lin Lefevre 16/03/2018
The tour was really well organised. Our driver, Nicholas was great. I loved the super jeep experience and snowmobiling even though I was really scared. It was a fabulous day.
"A fantastic day out right from the start " | 5 stars By David Bland 18/03/2018
A fantastic day out right from the start when we seen our transport for the day the truck ICE 1. The driver 'Gunner' was very polite and entertaining and provided us with a commentary on Iceland which was very informative and interesting. He was clearly a very experienced driver and we enjoyed the drive from the start to the drop off. He even had a great taste in music. All parts of the tour were very well arranged with good timing. The highlight of the day was the snowmobiling but every stop was very enjoyable
"Wonderful tour!" | 5 stars By Susan Rosvelti 20/03/2018
We had seen innumerable pictures of the sights we would be visiting on this tour and yet when we saw them in person, we experience was indescribable! The falls in particular were spectacular. The snowmobile ride on the glacier was awesome! The tour was very organized and our tour guide, Martis, was fun, enthusiastic and spirited! The small group size was another bonus (I believe we were 13). We had an amazing day and would not hesitate for a second to recommend this tour to others.
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